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Let me start by saying I totally understand and agree with the hype surrounding Charles Bukowski even if most of said hype is coming from a bunch of adolescents on Tumblr who most likely don’t have much life experience or at least don’t have enough life experience to pleasurew with Mister Bukowski’s way of life not that I am dictating who should or shouldn’t read this as I think everyone should!

I can only speak as a man and poetry written by a man, as a man, appeals to me.

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Bukowski can be strangely comedic on touchy subjects, but he is also dangerously solemn when the idea of existence is discussed, such as in his poem “Mind and heart”. New Selected Poems of W. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. There are no airs and graces in his poems.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He writes about the ordinary degenerate, the drunk who can’t get out of bed in the morning, the yellow-eyed barfly who can’t pay up, and the motel hooker who prefers to be known as a “working girl”.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Graham, edited by Matthew Francis. Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski’s, The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski’s long poetic career, including the last of his never-before-collected poems. Really dig the mundane topics he often wrote about, like a poetic Harvey Pekar. I enjoyed many of these poems, but some, not so much.

I’ve read almost all of them. Bukowski’s comes off in this volume as a retched man that rejects most everything. My favorite poem so far: The man is not a misogynist. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I bought a book of Charles Bukowski’s poems a couple days ago.

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It’s hardly ever anything that’s very well-written. New Selected Poems of W. There’s a little of everything in here, but perhaps the most moving poems were the ones at the very end of this book – in them he talks about charlex, specifically the end of one’s life, the end of his life to be exact. Klar, wer solche Gedichte schreibt, bei dem funktioniert noch ganz viel. Collected Poems T.

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I haven’t had any real troubles in my life. There is something deeply moving about wandering into the bottom of the barrel. It made me fall in love with the dude.

Also I found the words to his dead love in the poems “for Jane: He just writes about his everyday life, a life which generally consists of a mixture of bad jobs, women, booze, horses and unsavory and unhygienic situations.

When I’m feeling down, crushed by this heartless world, I turn to you and your utter lack of sentimentality cheers me. Perhap Bukowski’s poetry captures all aspects of the seedy underbelly of America.

Play me the f’n blues. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I eventually tried to ignore them and just ran the lines together on the fly however they sounded right to me. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books.

Hardcoverpages. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers.

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